Italian League: Including Paolo Maldini’s Son, A Row of AC Milan Players who will withdraw in January 2022


AC Milan looked very busy in the transfer market last summer to welcome the 2021/2022 Serie A competition. The club nicknamed the Rossoneri brought many new players to the San Siro.

With the help of new players, AC Milan showed a special performance. Stefano Pioli’s team are able to sit in second place in Serie A and compete fiercely with Inter Milan and Napoli in the title race.

But entering the winter transfer market in January 2022, Milan also seems to be still busy. Il Diavolo Rosso is targeting several players to strengthen its squad.

On the other hand, Milan has the opportunity to be left behind by a number of players. The reason is, there are several players who are rumored to be leaving the club in the January transfer market.

Moreover, the concentration of Zlatan Ibrahimovic et al at this time is to become champions of the Italian League, after being eliminated in the Champions League. The target is certainly lighter for Milan than Inter or Napoli who are still performing at European level.

Who are the AC Milan players who left Milan in January 2022? Here’s the list:

Alessio Romagnoli
Simon Kjaer’s severe injury made Alessio Romagnoli return to AC Milan’s Starting XI. However, that does not guarantee Romagnoli’s future at the San Siro.

Romagnoli’s contract will expire at the end of this season or June 2022. Until now there has been no positive response from the captain.

If you don’t sign a new contract, Milan will have to let Romagnoli go for free. Therefore, Milan could sell Romagnoli to another club next month.

Daniel Maldini
Daniel Maldini is the son of AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini. At the age of only 20 years, Daniel has been given the opportunity to appear in Milan.

This season, Daniel has played eight times in all competitions and scored one goal. However, most of his appearances started from the bench.

Daniel still doesn’t have the confidence to start from Stefano Pioli. Therefore, he could move on loan in January in order to get more playing opportunities.

Andrea Conti
Andrea Conti had bad luck at AC Milan. The 27-year-old defender failed to break into Stefano Pioli’s main squad.

Conti became the third choice at right-back after the emergence of Pierre Kalulu. He hasn’t featured once this season.

Conti’s contract expires at the end of this season. But the player is looking for a new club in January to try to get his career back on track.

Samu Castillejo
Samu Castillejo joined AC Milan in 2018. The Spaniard was a mainstay on the Rossoneri’s right wing.

Now, Castillejo has no place in the Milan squad. This season he has only been played by Stefano Pioli four times.

Milan tried to sell Castillejo last summer but to no avail. Rossoneri reportedly will try again in the January transfer window.

Franck Kessie
Franck Kessie has indeed been an important figure in the AC Milan squad in recent seasons. However, the Rossoneri have the potential to lose the player in the near future.

Kessie’s contract with Milan will expire at the end of the season. So far, Kessie has not been willing to sign a new contract.

Milan certainly does not want to lose Kessie for free next summer. Therefore, the Ivory Coast midfielder could be sold to another club next month.